On reached at today’s online meeting prior arrangement, the developers of Ethereum will take a new step in the fight against ASIC-mining – will introduce a new algorithm, which will close the access to the miners using ASIC equipment, leaving mining for those who practice mining cryptocurrency in the traditional way.
To implement this idea, it is necessary to spend several months to complete the development and testing of the ProgPoW, so in the code Constantinople he did not enter. The exact date of its introduction developers will be discussed at next meeting – 18 Jan.
Recall that hardwork Constantinople is scheduled for January 16, followed in November 2019 will be hardwork Istanbul. In mid-December is the most popular client for the Ethereum Go-ethereum (Geth) – received a special update v1.8.20, which establishes the activation time for Constantinople.